• It’s days like today I need to keep hoping

    by  • July 5, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Frustration • 2 Comments

    It’s days like today I need to keep hoping.
    I feel insignificant.
    I don’t have a job. I’m a recent college graduate without a clue where I’m going.
    I’ve applied, I’ve interviewed, I’ve waited.

    People ask me what I’m doing with my life. I’m waiting.
    I’m waiting for everything and I’m waiting for nothing. I’m waiting to get hired, I’m waiting to get rejected. I’m waiting to fall in love and I’m waiting to be forgotten.

    Being a professional waiter is hard when you’re as impatient as I am.
    I want it all to happen now…
    When the harsh reality is that it might happen, never.

    I’m young and I’m educated…
    but I’m awkward with small-talk and insecure in relationships.
    Quite the resume, if you ask me.

    But when I’m unemployed, single, and lonely…
    In my one-bedroom college apartment shared with a family of mice..
    trying to live off of canned soup and determination.
    The only thing I have of any value is my hope…
    That one day I will no longer be waiting…

    And one day I’ll no longer be insignificant…
    A professional wait-er transformed into something of value,
    important, needed, and maybe even loved.

    It’s days like today I need to keep hoping.

    2 Responses to It’s days like today I need to keep hoping

    1. S
      July 6, 2011 at 5:41 am

      Hang in there. Waaaay back when I graduated the economy was bad, too. I couldn’t find a job in New England, so I moved to Washington, D.C., and slept on friends couches for four weeks while I looked for something to do for work!! During that period if a waiter was pleasant and nice to me when I ordered a soda at an outdoor cafe, I was SO grateful! I felt like such a loser! It all worked out though. I found a very good place to work, met some fantastic friends and stayed in that area for four years. Keep working at it. Something will come through for you.

    2. S2
      July 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Youre not the only one my friend! Stay determined! Truly, the job market is a tough place these days, especially for us recent graduates, and dont let anyone make you feel inadequate for it. Good luck!

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